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Company releases the world's smallest joystick for handheld devices
Posted on 22-Dec-2004 22:24. | Tags Filed under: News.


Company releases the world's smallest joystick for handheld devices
The Nanopoint joystick is only 3.3mm high, with a diameter of only 12.7mm, which makes this design ideal for mobile devices like PDA, mobile phones, gaming, GPS and other multimedia applications. Full analog variable control of a joystick allows for almost infinite positioning capability, full proportionality and better control on a small handheld display.

In addition to having the world's smallest form factor, Varatouch's model will enable designers to take advantage of long life, low power consumption, instant wake-up and variable speed advantages that this technology offers. Other devices available in the market can't compete with the simplicity and total control that the Nanopoint joystick has to offer.

The company believes there is a space for analogic devices. "Although these days 'digital' is thought to be synonymous with 'better,' the reality is that the current crop of digital phone user interfaces are quite poor. Digital directional navigation buttons only allow us to move in four directions at one speed or naught," says Derek Kerton, Principal Analyst of the Kerton Group. "The analog Vsense technology in Varatouch's joysticks allows users to move in infinite directions at variable speeds. This is extremely useful in navigating complicated user interfaces, long lists, productivity applications and advanced games available on today's mobile phones."


More information: http://www.varatouch.com...

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